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Director, Access Programs

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  • Incomplete applications packets will not be considered
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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Director, Access Programs
Position Number: 02185
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date
Initial Screening Date 09/19/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type: Management
Work Week 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $102,704.39 annually
Maximum Salary: $134,757.07 annually (maximum entry $107,903.80)

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Basic Function

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Student Services, the Director of ACCESS Programs is responsible for administrative direction and oversight for the operation and management of EOPS, DSPS, CARE CalWORKS and TANF.

Examples of Duties:

1. Supervise and coordinate department planning, operation, evaluation and fiscal and personnel management in EOPS, DSPS, CARE CalWORKS and TANF.

2. Interpret and administer District policy regarding assigned program(s).

3. Interpret and administer College policy with respect to student centered educational services. Plan, implement, and evaluate short and long-range strategies, goals, and objectives related to assigned program(s).

4. Review, assess and evaluate assigned programs and services; recommend and implement approved plans and policies to facilitate and improve outcomes, operations and programs within areas of responsibility.

5. Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for support staff.

6. Supervise and coordinate department planning and operations; personnel supervision, including development and evaluation of all support staff.

7. Develop, implement, and monitor the annual plans and budgets expenditures.

8. Act as liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding assigned programs and practices.

9. Market the College and assigned programs to the College community and the general public.

10. Develop and generate statistical data and reports related to EOPS, DSPS, CARE CalWORKS and TANF.

11. Assess student needs and provide support services to respond to those needs.

12. Assist in the design and assessment of institutional research focusing on student outcomes.

13. Work closely with faculty chairs, student services directors and other appropriate staff in support of student success, equity and learning.

14. Serve on college and district committees as appropriate.

15. Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in an academic area related to assignment.
  • Three years of full-time experience in administration, including at least two years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

    Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

    Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge of:

• State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college student developmental and instructional services (or their equivalents) including:
o Pertinent sections of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to student developmental, curriculum and institutional services.
o Pertinent sections of California Education Code.

o California State Chancellor’s Office (Systems Office) legal opinions and advisories.
o Federal regulations pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Protection Act.

• Microsoft Office Word/Excel
• Principles of student development administration at the community college level; leadership and management principles and techniques.
• The mission of the California Community College; community college and instructional programs, regulations and policies; principles of employer employee relations; and principles in the administration of personnel services.
• Computer operations/data processing systems.
• Accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.

Ability to:

• Work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and/or student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
• Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving in an environment of shared governance
• Use effective written communication, including reporting and funding proposal reports, etc.
• Effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
• Apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and helping working relations with students, staff and community agencies to meet the needs of students.
Salary Grade I
Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by September 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about the position?
    • Newspaper
    • Internet
    • Employee
    • Walk-in
    • Chronicle for Higher Education
    • Employment Agency
    • KCCD Employee
    • Other
  2. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand the above statement.

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document